Adjust AutoPlay

When you insert a CD or DVD disc into your computer, the Windows AutoPlay
feature springs into action and opens, plays, or displays the files on the disc.To
adjust the AutoPlay settings, do the following:

1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. If this icon is not available, then click the Start button in the lower-left corner of Windows and click My Computer. If you can’t find the My Computer icon anywhere, do the following:

a. Right-click in the empty space on your desktop.
b. Select Properties.
c. A window opens. Click the Desktop tab.
d. Near the bottom of the window, click the Customize Desktop
button.
e. Another window opens. On the General tab, beneath Desktop
Icons, place a checkmark in the My Computer box.
f. Click the OK button.
g. You will be returned to the previous screen. Click the Apply
button.
h. Click the OK button.
i. The My Computer icon appears on your desktop. Double-click it.

2. A window opens. Right-click the icon for your CD/DVD burner or other media device.
3. Select Properties.
4. A window opens. Click the AutoPlay tab.
5. You will see a drop-down menu that allows you to choose between seven categories: Music Files, Pictures, Video Files, Mixed Content, Music CD, DVD Movie, and Blank CD (see Figure 2-10). Use this menu to select one of the categories, and then go to the Actions heading below it.

6. If you want AutoPlay to ask you what to do each time a disc is inserted into your CD or DVD drive, click the Prompt Me Each Time to Choose an Action button. If you want AutoPlay to automatically perform a specific action each time a disc is inserted, click the Select an Action to Perform button. Next, select one of the options below it.

For example, if you want a CD full of digital photos to automatically appear as a slideshow, then do the following:
a. Click the drop-down menu and select Pictures.
b. Click Select an Action to Perform.
c. Click View a Slideshow of the Images.

There are numerous combinations to choose, so spend time deciding how best to customize AutoPlay to suit your needs.

7. When you are finished configuring AutoPlay, click the Apply button.
8. Click the OK button.

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